Kyle James Dahl, 30, of Hesper, Iowa, died unexpectedly Sunday, November 19, 2018, at his home.
Kyle was born December 31, 1987. He grew up in Hesper, accumulating many lifelong friendships along the way, and graduated from the Decorah High School with the Class of 2006. He completed the Automotive Technology program at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa. He had worked at Everlast Car and Truck in Dunkerton, Duffy’s Auto Service in Waterloo, and dedicated his last four years at C.J. Lensing Motors in Decorah. On December 23, 2017, he married Kandace Glock at the Hesper Lutheran Church and had been living in Hesper. Kyle had a heart of gold and was willing to help anyone. Kyle enjoyed working on cars, especially older ones. He like being outside, bull riding, spending time with his girls, and taking road trips.
He was an active member of several rodeo circuits, including Bullriders of America, Circle C, National Federation of Professional Bull Riders, and the Championship Bull Riding Association, to name a few. Sundays were usually spent with the family and watching the PBR (Professional Bull Riding).
Kyle is survived by his wife Kandace of Hesper, children Taylor, Adryanna, and Baby Dahl; his parents Sverre, Jr. and Mary of Hesper; a sister, Kayla (Pete) Solum of Spring Grove and their two daughters Addison and Raelyn; a brother, Michael (fiancée Alissa Lichty) of Cresco; mother and father-in-law Kerry and Shelly Glock; and brothers-in-law Seth Steinlage, Erick Steinlage, Duncan Glock, Sean Glock, and Duncan (Hannah) Humpal. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Esther and Myron Peterson and Sverre, Sr. and Norma Dahl.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, November 26, 2018, at the Hesper Lutheran Church in Hesper, Iowa, with the Rev. Matt Larson, officiating. Visitation will be 4–8 p.m. Sunday, November 25 at the Hesper Lutheran Church and one hour prior to services at the church. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel is assisting with arrangements.